📷 Alice Carfrae // Welcome to Goa, the colonial enclave that spawned India's jazz age. As early as the 1860s, Goans came to the fore on the nearby Mumbai music scene. Over the years, they changed the sound of India, incorporating Western classical and jazz into the less harmonically driven music of the Hindustani classical tradition. Photo 1: Goa’s jazz giant Chic Chocolate (in white) leads his band at the Bristol Grill in Mumbai in 1945. Born Antonio Xavier Vaz, he was inspired by the trumpet stylings and showmanship of Louis Armstrong. Photo 2: Opened in the early 1940s and shuttered in 2016, the iconic Rhythm House music store in the Kala Ghoda district of Mumbai has inspired a grassroots campaign to restore the landmark. Photo 3: Laxmi Gonsalves, a painter and the daughter of Goan composer Anthony Gonsalves, who wrote the music for Bollywood hits during the 1950s and ‘60s. Photo 4: ike transplants from a Havana nightclub, trumpeter Chic Chocolate and his band reprise the frilly rumba shirts they wore in the 1951 Bollywood musical comedy “Albela.” Photo 5: Musician Philip Vaz lives in the childhood home of his father, Chic Chocolate, in Goa. Photo 6: Chic Chocolate (left) and saxophonist Braz Gonsalves, a Goan pioneer of Indo-jazz fusion. Photo 7: Café Jazz on the crowded Candolim strip in north Goa.
Photo by @paradox7_ Nineteen-year-old photographer Rohang Mishal (@paradox7_) reframed his view of a typical beach scene for #whpblackandwhite. "We were talking and cracking jokes when suddenly the beach drew my attention," says Rohang. "The tourists, the ferry, the man striding by - plus a cameo by my favorite shoes - I like the raw emotion of looking at life."